Prof. Sofoklis Efremidis (male) received his undergraduate Diploma from the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Computer Science (minor Mathematics), Cornell University, U.S.A. His academic research work focused on theoretical aspects of programming languages and systems, program transformations, semantics of programming languages, programming logics and formal verification of program correctness, methodologies for program development, and embedding of attribute grammars into high level functional programming languages. His dissertation was on program transformations for an experimental extendible programming language that was developed at Cornell University. In October 1996 he joined INTRACOM S.A., while from February 1999 to September 2003 he was responsible of the company’s representation office in Brussels. He has worked in various European research projects in the areas of software technologies, focusing on modelling techniques, methodologies, middleware technologies, and system architectures. Since September 2003 he is a faculty of Athens Information Technology where he works in the area of software systems and technologies, distributed and dependable systems, and semantic web services. He is the author of several scientific papers that appeared in journals and conferences.
Dr. Fotis Talantzis is an Assistant Professor at AIT and serves as a visiting academic in Imperial College London. His research work concentrates on development of technologies that enable creation of non-obtrusive smart environments. His research interests focus on acoustic source localization, blind source separation, adaptive signal processing, bioengineering and financial signal processing. His involvement in numerous research projects has allowed for a series of books, journal and conference publications. He is an active member of the newly formed Greek startup community.
His role in OCTAVE is mainly concentrated in development of audio frontend technologies in order to improve quality of recorded voice prior to SID. He also has an active role in developing the distributed platform for asynchronous communications between OCTAVE’s different components.